What is ‘Crown Lengthening’?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

gummy smile surgery Perfect smiles created at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry often require crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective cosmetic dentistry procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some clients undergo crown lengthening surgery at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry to alter their gummy smile.

A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because excess bone and soft tissue covers part of the teeth. When a gummy smile is eliminated, our Birmingham patients can’t believe how it changes their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth.

Sometimes, a client needs crown lengthening because of tooth fracture. When a tooth breaks at the gum line or a crown is fractured, crown lengthening makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration.

Digital imaging and laser dentistry are some of the technological tools that help Birmingham and Mountain Brook advanced dental professionals perform crown lengthening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures.

If you are seeking a dental smile makeover and live in the Mountain Brook, Vestivia Hills, or Birmingham, AL area, schedule a smile consultation by calling 205-202-8618. We are conveniently located at 2311 Highland Avenue South, Suite 323 in Birmingham. When you come in, we can show you photos of Alabama cosmetic dentistry clients who are enjoying their dazzling smile that was created by the skilled smile artists at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry.